Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook Released by Alfred Music Publishing

Los Angeles, CA — July 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists and songwriters, releases Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook, a collection of most revered songs spanning the Grammy® Award-winning band’s impressive 24-year career, compiled in an easy-to-carry handbook.

The Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook is an ideal representation of Green Day’s career highlights, featuring nearly 70 songs from chart-topping and award-winning albums including Kerplunk!, Dookie, Insomniac, Nimrod, Warning, American Idiot, 21st Century Breakdown, and more. The lyric/chord songbook format includes complete lyrics and guitar chords, plus all critical guitar riffs in TAB. The lyric chord songbook is a perfect pocket reference guide for rehearsals and performances, or just for sharing with friends. Fans and musicians alike have the benefit of a wide array of Green Day songs at their fingertips, including gold and platinum hits “21 Guns,” “Holiday,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,”  “American Idiot,” “When I Come Around,” “Good Riddance,” and many more. A guitar chord glossary is also included, as an aid for guitarists to achieve the performance of the song as recorded by the band.

With a career that is constantly gaining momentum, Green Day’s last studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, won the 2009 Grammy-Award for “Best Rock Album,” having previously won “Record of the Year” in 2005 for their album Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Their 2004 concept album, American Idiot, was adapted into a Broadway musical, which appreciated a successful run from April 2010 – April 2011 with a little over 400 performances. The band’s most recent album, Awesome as F**k, is a live compilation of their 21st Century Breakdown Tour, capturing Green Day’s well-known lively and enthusiastic sound.     

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.
The Green Day: Lyric & Chord Songbook (00-37465) is now available for $19.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: 16 * 21 Guns * 21st Century Breakdown * 80 * 86 * 1,000 Hours * 2,000 Light Years Away * All by Myself * American Eulogy * American Idiot * Are We the Waiting * At the Library * Basket Case * Before the Lobotomy * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Brain Stew * Burnout * Christie Road * Coming Clean * Dominated Love Slave * and more.

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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